Catch yurt fever
In case you haven’t heard, “glamping” is in, and at the heart of the fad is the yurt. More and more are coming to Colorado’s tourism industry. Here are two recommendations:
◘ Spanning 71,000 acres in the state’s northwest mountains, State Forest State Park is an underappreciated gem with several groomed and ungroomed trails for winter adventure. Eight yurts can be reserved through Never Summer Nordic (970-723-4070, neversummernordic.com).
◘ A more expensive ($240 a night) and more luxurious option (a gourmet meal in the snowy mountains) would be Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse and Sleep Yurts. Outside Leadville, cross-country ski or snowshoe to your meal and your yurt, enjoying sweeping vistas along the way.
When to go: Winter/early spring